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File #: 22-0575   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/27/2022
Title: Approve Budget Modification No. 4 in the amount of $5,040 from the Council Service Level Set-Aside for the Addition of an Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast or ADSB Exchange Subscription to the Airplane Noise Monitoring System to Provide Complete Information of All Aircraft Equipped with the Proper Transponder not Already Captured by the Currently Available Systems
Attachments: 1. Casper Proposal for Addition of ADSB Exchange Subscription, 2. Airplane Noise Weblink, 3. 2022 Q2 Flight Operations and Noise Report
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Approve Budget Modification No. 4 in the amount of $5,040 from the Council Service Level Set-Aside for the Addition of an Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast or ADSB Exchange Subscription to the Airplane Noise Monitoring System to Provide Complete Information of All Aircraft Equipped with the Proper Transponder not Already Captured by the Currently Available Systems

Report
BACKGROUND
At the July 26, 2022 Council meeting, Council directed staff to draft a budget modification from the Council Service Level Set-Aside for the addition of an ADS-B receiver to the Casper Airplane Noise Monitoring System.

In October 2020, Casper Airport Solutions Inc installed permanent noise monitors in four locations throughout the City. All four sites are solar powered and capture a wide range of airplane activity from San Jose, Moffett Field, Palo Alto and San Carlos airports. The monitors are located at: City-owned land on Dona Avenue, the Community Center, and Ortega and Washington parks.

On February 1, 2021, the City launched the Noise Lab website (Attachment 2). The site allows the public to see trends in airplane flight paths and tracks noise events in a specific neighborhood. The public can run reports and view statistics about flight activity and noise levels. This site also includes a flight tracking page. On it, the public can view near real-time and historical flight paths and noise data, covering the past six months. Additionally, Casper provides the City with quarterly information only reports (Attachment 3) based on flight activity and the aircraft noise associated with overflights that affect residents living within the city limits.

While SJC Airport is the closest major airport to the City of Sunnyvale, arriving and departing from many different airports in the region fly over Sunnyvale. These airports of interest are: Hayward Executive Airport (KHWD), Moffett Federal Airfield (KNUQ), Metro Oakland Int'l Airport (KOAK), Pal...

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